Real Madrid are expecting a quiet January transfer window, but what has become clear with their visit to Saudi Arabia is that fans in Riyadh want them to sign Kylian Mbappe.
Florentino Perez wanted to be present at Los Blancos‘ training session on Friday morning, alongside Jose Angel Sanchez and Emilio Butragueno.
He chatted with Carlo Ancelotti for a few moments, but what was interesting was how he spoke with the travelling Spanish press just before the training session.
It became clear that what many Real Madrid fans in the region want is Mbappe – they want to talk about nothing else – even more so than Erling Haaland.
Perez is the king of knowing which players are the most marketable, and at a time when for whatever reason Saudi investment in sport is so vast, this is merely another reason to target French football’s shining star.